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Joshua Flowers, AIA | Notes of Interest

Josh has been a leader at both the state and national levels designing and executing benchmark developmental initiatives for emerging professionals.

As the 2011–12 Young Architect regional director (YARD) for the five-state AIA Gulf States Regional Council, he integrated the YARD position into the regional board and created the bylaws to make the regional director a voting member of the council. One of his signature accomplishments was the organizing “Redefining Design,” the region’s first symposium for students, interns, and young architects on groundbreaking programs that are creating social change and better communities through design. The event has become a model for other Emerging Professionals efforts across the country.

As the knowledge director for the AIA National Young Architects Forum, Josh launched “YAF Fireside Chats” at the 2013 national convention. The sessions, held on the convention expo floor in the Emerging Professionals Town Square, featured young architects who are leading the profession in a variety of ways. He currently leads the YAF’s repositioning efforts through “Change: Connect Your Career,” which works to streamline interaction between young architects and the AIA’s 32 knowledge communities.

He served as president of AIA Memphis in 2012. His leadership helped create many programs that benefit the component and the community, including increased funding for the Discovering Architecture Summer Camp, which introduces high school students to architecture; a permanent office space for AIA Memphis; and founding of the AIA Memphis Leadership Program, which helps Memphis Fellows reconnect with newly licensed architects.

Licensed as both an architect and an attorney, Josh serves as the in-house legal counsel for Hnedak Bobo Group, which specializes in hospitality and mixed-use design.

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© Joshua Flowers; Hnedak Bobo Group, Inc.

Joshua Flowers, AIA

2014 Young Architects Award Jury

  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, Chair
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Dallas
  • Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA
  • LML Consulting
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Albert W. Rubeling, FAIA
  • Rubeling & Associates, Inc.
  • Towson, Maryland
  • John Sorrenti, FAIA
  • JRS Architect, PC
  • Mineola, New York
  • William J. Stanley, III, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta

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